Some of our products are made from natural sources and some from synthetic sources. However, all are completely biodegradable in actively managed environments (like industrial composting).
It’s a misconception that natural = biodegradable. For example, lignin (the connective tissue that makes wood strong) is very difficult to biodegrade. Bamboo has natural anti-microbial properties. Some forms of cellulose (also found in wood) is impossible to biodegrade.
On the other hand, some plastics companies have successfully synthesized NON-degradable plastics from natural sources. For example, a PET (polyester terephthalate) bottle is made from raw materials extracted from sugar beets.
Minima is committed to making only 100% biodegradable products to help make composting more efficient and productive. We have our products independently certified to verify this claim.